Barriers to Women's Health: Why is It So Hard for Women to Stay Healthy?

Tony Ogburn, Carolyn Voss, Eve Espey

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The recognition that women have different health care needs than men has enabled changes to take place in clinical care, research, and education of women's health. Providing health care coverage to all women must be a high priority. Research must address the differences between men and women and how they respond to disease and treatment. The physician workforce needs to be expanded; physicians should be well trained to provide comprehensive health care to women. Strategies, such as those used in comprehensive centers of women's health and women's health residencies, can improve education and increase the number of women in academia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-752
Number of pages16
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Health care access
  • Women's health care
  • Women's health education
  • Women's health research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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